Henry Lamb
Phantasy 1912

Artwork details

Henry Lamb 1883–1960
Date 1912
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 864 x 610 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1924
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03840 PHANTASY 1912
Inscr. ‘Henry Lamb 1912’ t.l.
Canvas, 34×24 (86·5×61).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1924.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. by 1913.
Exh: N.E.A.C., summer 1912 (152); C.A.S., First Public Exhibition in London, Goupil Gallery, April 1913 (25); Twentieth Century Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1914 (326); on loan to the Tate Gallery, 1920–4; C.A.S., Paintings and Drawings, Grosvenor House, June–July 1923 (10).
Repr: C.A.S. Report 1914–19, 1920, pl.6; Tate Gallery Illustrated Guide, 1936, p.117.

Painted ‘when I was riding a good deal’ (letter from the artist, 22 November 1955), and perhaps inspired by Picasso's Pink Period. The shape of the horse's head has been altered.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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